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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A man who collapsed at Miami International Airport on flight layover was rushed to a hospital where doctors found small rubber sacks filled with cocaine in his stomach.

Waldemar Wojtczak, 45, who was travelling to Finland, had ingested 53 cocaine-filled pellets, according to his arrest report.

Because he was unable to release the pellets on his own, doctors at Hialeah Hospital had to surgically remove the pellets from inside his upper and lower abdomen before they ruptured.

Wojtczak has recovered and was formally charged Monday with cocaine trafficking and using commercial transport while committing a felony. He pleaded not guilty.

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  1. Tracy says:

    This “news” is two (2) days old, at least. Try to keep up.